Repentance

Regretting and being ashamed over a sin

Question

Is this Hadith suitable to quote?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Anyone who did a wrong or committed a sin and is ashamed of it, then this will be his atonement.”

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Minor and major sins

Question

I would like to know if this statement is sahih or not:

“لاَ صَغِيَرَةَ مَعَ الإِصْرَارِ، وَلاَ كَبِيرَةَ مَعَ الاسْتِغْفَارِ”.

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Sayyiduna Tha’labah ibn Abdir Rahman Al Ansari’s tawbah

Question

Is the incident regarding Sayyiduna Tha’labah’s tawbah authentic?

The gist of the story is as follows:

Sayyiduna Tha’labah who use to serve Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once gazed at a woman who was bathing. He then feared that wahy (revelation) will come to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) so he escaped to the mountains for approximately forty days. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sent Sayyiduna ‘Umar and Sayyiduna Sayyiduna Salman Al Farisi (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) to look for him. He returned and passed away thereafter.

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Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)’s words to Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) when she was slandered

Question

There is a very beautiful Hadith I have heard in a khutbah showing Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)’s love and patience. Can you please provide the exact words and reference.

When the rumour about Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) spread, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came to her and said; “O ‘Aaishah, if what they say is true than seek forgiveness and if what they say is false than Allah will make it apparent”.

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A virtue of abundant istighfar (seeking forgiveness)

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“If anyone constantly seeks pardon (from Allah), Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide sustenance for him from where he expects not.”

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Seeking forgiveness in Rajab

Question

Kindly verify the following narration.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Seek much forgiveness from Allah in Rajab because in every hour (of the month) Allah frees people from the fire”

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The virtues of reaching old age

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Please verify the authenticity of the following narration:

‘No one reaches forty years in Islam except that Allah protects him from madness, leprosy and leucoderma. When he is fifty, Allah makes easy his reckoning. When he reaches sixty, Allah grants him repentance. And when he reaches seventy, Allah loves him and the inhabitants of the heavens love him. And when he reaches eighty, Allah accepts his good deeds and overlooks his sins. When he reaches ninety, Allah forgives his past and future sins, he is named ‘the prisoner of Allah on earth’ and is granted intercession (for forgiveness) for his family.’

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The Hadith that says four things should be done in abundance in Ramadan

Question

In a recent bayan a Moulana stated It is reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

We must do four things in abundance in the month of Ramadan:

1. Recite the first Kalimah as much as possible

2. Say – Istighfar (Seeking Forgiveness)

3. Make Du’a – Asking Allah to grant us Jannat.

4. Make Du’a – Asking Allah to save us from Jahannam.

Is this correct?

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The Du’a of a Haji

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People have been saying that when one returns home from having completed Haj or ‘Umrah, their dua’s are accepted for forty days. I have never come across this before and am questioning its authenticity. Please can you enlighten me on this matter?

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Hadith on zina (adultery)

Question

Please provide the reference to the following:

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

Iman is a garb with which Allah clothes whomsoever He wishes. If a person commits adultery, this garb is snatched away and if he repents, it is again returned

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